667 Juan Crespi Lane - offered at $6,500,000
667 Juan Crespi Lane - offered at $6,500,000
Resting on approximately 1.3 prime acres near Montecito’s Upper Village, the residence enjoys majestic mountain views and tranquil ocean and island vistas from an ample outdoor living area.
The residence, guest house, and gardens underwent a down to the studs renovation in 2008, bringing the home and guest casita to the highest standard of quality. Stepping through the exquisite iron and glass entry door, the “like-new” home’s chic yet comfortable interiors exude luxury. Stunning Dalle de France limestone and aged French oak cloak the floors throughout the public spaces complementing handsome beamed ceilings and ever-present gardens for a lavish and inviting ambiance.
The formal living room offers a sophisticated and comfortable design with a custom limestone fireplace surround, custom built-ins and beautiful French doors spilling out to a peaceful garden patio with citrus and lavender surrounding a trickling fountain.
The home offers the comfort and ease of an open floor plan all on one level, allowing each space to harmoniously connect to the next. Opening to the living room, chef’s kitchen and family room, the dining room comfortably accommodates a large dinner party while maintaining an air of intimacy.
The centerpiece to this distinctive home is the generously appointed epicurean kitchen. Thoughtfully designed to integrate cooking with effortless hosting, this true entertainer’s kitchen offers a large breakfast nook as well as a breakfast bar at the oversized Carrera marble island. Open on all sides, and enjoying ocean and island vistas, south facing windows welcome soft coastal breezes and a sweet garden fragrance. The indulgent kitchen boasts a large walk-in pantry, a Wolf range, dual Dacor ovens with warming drawer, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and additional refrigerator drawers built into the island. Dalle de Galilee limestone countertops give way to an oversized, custom farmhouse sink and a pair of Miele dishwashers.
Casual mornings and quiet evenings are spent in the adjacent family room beside the blazing fire or indulge in truly indoor/outdoor living with two walls of doors collapsing to synchronize the family room and outdoor living area. A large wet bar with a temperature controlled wine refrigerator, refrigerator drawers, ample crystal storage in a rich stain and a Miele dishwasher is a sumptuous amenity for pool parties and evening entertaining alike. A lovely bedroom suite with private bath, a laundry area and access to the two-car garage complete this area of the home.
Delight in lingering mornings as sunlight streams through an expanse of French doors in the master suite, illuminating the stunning oak floors and towering beamed ceiling. A resplendent marriage of perfect proportion and the finest quality, there is an unmistakable air of luxury throughout.
The master bath welcomes the gardens in through large iron and glass windows, bathing the soaking tub in natural sunlight while a rain shower in antique Spanish marble, dual vanity, and impressive custom closet complete stunning the master suite. A lovely guest bedroom with private bath and two closets are ideal for family or visitors.
Resting privately away from the main house, a lavish guest casita is a welcome retreat from the afternoon sun. Boasting a large living room, solarium, two bedroom suites, and an additional full bath, the casita is beautifully appointed to host long-term guests. The living area’s towering beamed ceiling, impressive fireplace, and walls of French doors opening to the resident gardens and pool patio create an open an airy ambiance.
The comfortable refuge also offers a convenient wet bar with beverage refrigerator and ample storage, dedicated laundry and a sunny solarium overlooking blooming rose gardens, a citrus orchard and usable land awaiting development.
The pool terrace is an extraordinary setting for taking full advantage of Montecito’s near-perfect climate. With average temperatures between 65-70 degrees year-round, Montecito residents live for outdoor entertaining. Surrounded by majestic mountain views, glorious rose gardens and citrus trees, the pool terrace offers quintessential a Montecito lifestyle.
Beneath a gorgeous vine-covered pergola, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, refrigerator, sink, icemaker and bar hosts family and friends from afternoon long into the night. A fireside dining and seating area overlook the sparkling pool and ocean and island vista while a lounge terrace rests at one end of the swimmer’s pool and spa.
Offering the finest quality construction and coveted indoor/outdoor living in one of the area’s most desirable locations, 667 Juan Crespi Lane exemplifies Montecito’s casually luxurious spirit.